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Ex-Viking Jimmy Kennedy says Goodell is lying about bounty case

Former Vikings defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy is accusing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of lying about his involvement in the Saints bounty scandal. In a recent memo distributed to all NFL teams, Kennedy is identified as the "whistleblower" in the case. Kennedy issued a statement Friday in response claiming Goodell is lying.
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Former Vikings defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy is accusing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of lying about his involvement in the Saints bounty scandal. In a recent memo distributed to all NFL teams, Kennedy is identified as the "whistleblower" in the case. Kennedy issued a statement Friday in response claiming Goodell is lying.

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